Waves pound the shore and torrential rain and gale-force winds batter the coast.
Typhoon Megi has come ashore in south-eastern China.
This is the strongest storm to hit the region for the last 20 years.
Zhangzhou City is right under its path.
160 thousand people have been evacuated from their homes and flights and ferries cancelled
The storm has already left a trail of devastation in its wake.
In Taiwan, mudslides have claimed the lives of 11 people.
Twenty people are still missing – but the operation is now more about recovery than rescue.
The mopping up has already begun in the Philippines, which have borne the brunt so far.
At least 36 people died here, while the country’s rice and corn crop was decimated.